Milton Keynes Business Advice
Advice we can give
Businesses, large or small, are subject to a wide range of legislation designed to protect the consumer, and promote a fair and safe trading environment. Follow this link to find out more about the advice we can offer to your business Advice we can give
In addition, we offer the following services.
Primary Authority Partnerships
A national scheme which gives businesses, who trade outside Milton Keynes Council's boundary, the right to form a statutory partnership with the local authority. The provision of robust, bespoke advice through the primary authority partnership is taken into account by other councils when carrying out inspections or dealing with compliance. This serves to prevent inconsistent enforcement actions against the business, Find out more about Primary Authority Partnerships
Buy With Confidence
The Buy With Confidence scheme is an initiative from Milton Keynes Council's Trading Standards Service, to help businesses comply with the law whilst improving consumer protection through a partnership approach. Use this link to find out more about Buy With Confidence
Age restricted sales
Advice and guidance for dealing with the sale of age restricted products can be found here Age Restricted Sales
Explosives Licensing and Registration
If you store and/or sell fireworks or other similar explosive items, you will probably meed to be licensed by or registered with us. Find out more here Explosives Licensing and Registration
Information about storing and selling poisons can be found by following this link to Poisons licensing
Food labelling and allergens
Advice on providing allergen information to consumers is available here Food labelling and allergens
On-line sources of information regarding business compliance with trading standards legislation
Business advice factsheets on many trading standards subjects can be found on the Trading Standards Business Companion Website.
26th November to 2nd December 2018 was the latest National Consumer Week and the Citizens Advice Consumer Service put together a useful guide if you operate an on-line marketplace - you can view the guidance here.
Last Updated: 13 December 2019